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St. Albert the Great Parish “O taste and see that the Lord is good”   Ps 34.8 10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4J6 Phone: 403 257 6054          Fax: 403 257 6072 Charitable...











St. Albert the Great Parish


“O taste and see that the Lord is good”   Ps 34.8


10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4J6

Phone: 403 257 6054          Fax: 403 257 6072

Charitable Registration Number 107909939 RR0084













1st Reading: Habakkuk 1.2-3; 2.2-4
2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 1.6-8, 13-14
Gospel: Luke 17.5-10










Our readings today show us that living a stewardship way of life, that is, a life focused on serving God and His Kingdom, is not easy.  They also show us that our lives belong to God, not to us and that God will indeed bring about the fulfillment of His kingdom.  We just need to have faith that He can do it and commit to our small part in His grand design.  This is both our privilege and responsibility as Christian stewards.
Jesus makes this privilege and responsibility clear in today’s Gospel passage from Luke. When the apostles ask the Lord to increase their faith,  He tells them that even a mustard seed-sized faith is all that is needed to move mountains (because it is God who does the heavy lifting).  We need only take the tiniest step forward, and He will do the rest.
But living our lives in His service is also very much our responsibility, as Jesus explains through the parable of the unprofitable servant later in this passage.  Our Lord describes a scene in which a servant has just come in from tending to the master’s affairs and asks whether it would be reasonable for the master to begin waiting on his servant.  Of course, it would not be reasonable!  The servant would be expected to continue to serve his master until he has completed the work the master has given him that day.  Jesus says we should have this same attitude before God.
The time, talents, and treasure entrusted to us are all God’s.  Our very lives belong to Him.  Whatever we do on God’s behalf with our lives and our gifts is simply our God-given responsibility.

The stewardship way of life makes the privilege and responsibility of serving Christ and His kingdom a reality.














There will be no Masses Tuesday Oct 4, Wednesday Oct 5 and Thursday Oct 6 as the Priests will be partaking in Dicoesan Study Days on these days.  Masses will resume on Friday Oct 7 at 9:00 am.












Tue, Oct 4 @ 9:00 am                  

Tue, Oct 4 @ 10:00 am                John Smithers (RIP)

Tue, Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm                  
Wed, Oct 5 @ 9:00 am                 John McCarthy (RIP)

Wed, Oct 5 @ 10:30 am              
Wed, Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm                 
Thu, Oct 6 @ 9:00 am                  Frank Romeo (INT)

Thu, Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm                  Carmel Neary (RIP)
Thu, Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm                  Frank Romeo (INT)
Fri, Oct 7 @ 9:00 am                    Sheila Rocks Family (INT)
Fri, Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm                    Judy Fiselier (Int)
Sat, Oct 8 @ 9:00 am                   Clayton Lobe (RIP)
Sat, Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm                   Frank Attard (RIP)
Sun, Oct 9 @ 9:00 am                  Lil Szentmiklossy (INT)
Sun, Oct 9 @ 11:00 am                St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm                  Simeina Macatangay (RIP)













Basement Canopy construction will begin on Monday, October 3, 2022.  Due to the construction, the basement entrance will be fenced off for a few weeks.  The main doors of the church will be open during parish office hours, and we will have a reception area in the Narthex area to welcome you.  We thank you for your patience and understanding while the construction of the much needed canopy is built.














St. Albert the Great is extending registration for the sacraments (First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation) for 2022-2023 from now until Monday, October 24, 2022.
Please register through the following link before October 24:
Register online for the sacraments 


For an outline of dates for the sacraments, please visit the following link:
Sacrament Dates 2022-2023 


Contact Dan D'Agostino with any questions:













The Knights of Columbus will be holding a bottle drive on the weekend of October 1st and 2nd .  Please bring all your bottles, aluminum cans, and milk and juice cartons to the church parking lot after all Saturday and Sunday Masses or anytime during the day that weekend.  Proceeds will be used to support our Coats for Kids initiative. 































It is time to bring back Sunday Social following the 9:00am and 11:00am masses!  A group has been formed to re-start this important ministry and they need your help.  Volunteers will be required to assist weekly with set-up, hosting, food and beverage preparation and clean-up afterwards.  If you, or you and your family, can assist with Sunday Social, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.  You can also send an email to volunteers@stalbertthe... for more information. 













Ever wanted to share in the ministry of the Eucharist?  Perhaps it’s been a while since you last served. We will be holding a training session for both for those who would like a refresher and those who are new to this ministry.  


The training session will be held on October 21, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass.   


Please direct any questions to volunteers@sta...  


Eucharistic Ministers must be fully initiated in the Catholic faith.













What do you call a man or woman who stands up in a Catholic church and lends his or her voice to God?  A LECTOR.  If you are being called to proclaim God’s word, then please consider joining the Lector Ministry and fulfill that calling. 


We will be holding training sessions for those who are new to this ministry and those who would like to have a little refresher training.  


The training sessions will be held on October 27, 2022 at 7:00pm after the evening Mass. Please direct any questions to volunteers@sta...  













All the mothers are invited to share as friends, to support each other in parenthood and to grow in holiness.  😇


Mothers Group will take place every Tuesday 9:45-11-30 am starting on September 20th at St. Albert the Great Church.

Babysitting is provided.  🌺


If you are interested in volunteering as a childcare provider or have any questions please contact the parish office or email at satgmothersgroup@gmail...   












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs dry pasta and pasta sauce.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!













Enjoy an evening of great music on Saturday, Oct. 8, 20227 pm, at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, and enjoy a mix of contemporary, rock n roll, country and spiritual with some dynamic vocal groups and bands.  Featured performances: Re/Mix powered by REVV52, Drew Gregory Band, The Kristee Trio.  Master of Ceremonies Natalie Johnstone, DJ at Golden West Radio - 104.5 More Country will also keep us entertained with her own Improv Group throughout the evening. 














We the Nigerian community of Ascension Parish wish to formally invite you all to our NIGERIAN THANKSGIVING MASS.


The purpose of this event is to gather the Nigerian Community within Calgary and it's environs to celebrate the 62nd Nigeria Independence and also thank God for the growth of the Nigerian Catholic Community.


We will be honored to have you come celebrate with us.












The Office of Vocations invites women seeking to know how to discern the will of God in their lives, to learn how to listen and discover God's call in their life. We will be engaging in Lectio Divina prayer and exploring how to discern using the Ignatian method of discernment.  












The Calgary Catholic Charismatic Renewal Society (CCCRS) invites you to the annual Like A Mighty River Conference on the weekend of Nov. 18 & 19, with theme: “but as for me, and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).  Guest speakers: Fr. Alexander Braganza, OCD. Superior of Carmel Hill Monastery – Deroche Mission BC.  This conference will coincide with the Feast of Christ the King.












The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is releasing it’s President’s annual report to the members, highlighting major pastoral initiatives undertaken by the CCCB since the last plenary meeting, such as the Indigenous Delegation to the Vatican in March 2022, the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to Canada in July 2022, as well as in the areas of family and life, and Church’s ongoing journey toward the Synod on synodality.















Resources & Announcements

  1. Bulletin Shorts, free to use 
    • What About Seed and Service?  Here are two puzzling teachings for today.  One, of mulberry tree and mustard seed. Another, of servant and master.  The first assures us that even a little faith can accomplish very big, even unimaginable things.  The second distinguishes between part-time or full-time service.  Add to this Paul’s advice to Timothy:  “bear your share of hardship for the gospel.” Disciples, that is, followers of Christ, need to be all-in.
      • What big things will my faith in God accomplish today?
      • What hardship will I bear to be a full-time follower?
      • What mercy work can I do to accomplish this?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: Discuss with your family how God can work miracles in our lives, and how God can use us to make a difference in our world.  Together as a family, pray Saint Ignatius of Loyola's Prayer of Generosity.  Ask that God will work through your family to make a difference in the lives of those around you.  (LOYOLA PRESS)
  1. Global community cannot stand by as Nigerians lose their lives | As Nigeria continues to suffer unrest and extremism, the International Catholic Migration Commission appeals to the UN's human rights council to work towards preserving the rights of all Nigerians.  Read more 
  2. The Wealth of Poverty
    Parishes with account: Watch a new mini-documentary in created from interviews and footage originally taken for Sign of Contradiction.  In light of St. Francis’ feast day (Oct 4), the mini-documentary celebrates his life and his dedication to the poor.  The film takes a deeper look at discovering where true wealth lies.  Watch now
  3. 3 Lessons about minimalism from St. Francis of Assisi (Feast Day: Oct 4)
    St. Francis shrugged off his fears, left everything behind and never worried what anybody said about him.  Here are a few habits of St. Francis that we all can keep in mind when we feel the need to simplify or downsize.  Read more
  4. 7 things you need to know about St. Faustina Kowalska (Feast Day: Oct 5) and her vision of hell | While Catholics around the world are familiar with St. Faustina Kowalska and her connection to Divine Mercy, many may not know about the way in which Jesus talked to her about her calling, Hell, and her mission to proclaim the mercy of God.  Here are seven important facts to know about this popular saint.  Read more
  5. Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher (Feast Day: Oct. 6) 
    Eulalie Durocher was born at Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu on October 6, 1811. Her father owned extensive agricultural holdings and her mother, who had studied with the Ursulines in Québec City, instilled in her the values of prayer, justice and openness.  Although she had a lively and playful spirit, Eulalie was limited by fragile health.  Read more
  6. Who is St. Bruno? (Feast Day: Oct. 6)
    In his infinite goodness, God, who never ceases to provide for the needs and interests of his Church, had therefore chosen Bruno, a man of eminent holiness, to restore to the contemplative life the brilliance of its original purity. How did he become the founder of the Carthusian monks?  Read more
  7. 10 Ways to honor Our Lady of the Rosary (Memorial: Oct 7) this month and all year round | October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  Here are 10 ways you can more closely align your life and home to the Rosary.  Perhaps some of these wonderful devotions will stick around your domestic church even after October is over.  Read more
  1. Why your marriage doesn’t need more date nights 
    "Contrary to common marriage advice, there is something else you should be paying attention to."  So here are a few interactions Cecilia found that she had to work on to improve her marriage, and thus improve their dates.  Read more 
  2. October/November 2022 Calendar Highlights















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